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#1

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:28 PM

What do you when you get lost? Give up hope? Fight? Find a way back home?

How much are you willing to give up to find a way home? Your life? Your sanity? Your vaules? Your time?

How do you get back home? Memory? Trails? Hope?

How do you get back home, forum? Do you stick it out?

Post your storys of how you got lost, then how you got back home.

Here's mine:

I was trying to find some of that bammboo stuff, then when I found some of it I went to go back home, but I was lost. My obelisk not in sight. I wounder around aimlessly, paniced. I hadn't even left a trail, I was lost. Then I made a little house in the dirt. My plan was as follows: make a hut, make some stone picks, dig to the center of the Earth, get some Redstone, make a compass, and get the fuck back to my spawn.

It had been 2 weeks past since I was lost, 20days and nights in the Minecraft world. i had finaly dug to the bedrock, I found redstone. I have Iron too, I can go home now. I made a compass and found that I was over 20,000 blocks away from my house, and 40,000 away from my spawn.

When I get to the ocean, I see a famillier sight in the side of a mountain; my obelisk still burning in the night. The ammount of joy I had was great, it was so beautiful too see. I enter my house and see everything as it used to me, just beautiful.

So, what about you, forum?

It's hard waiting around for something that you know might never happen; but it's even harder to give up when you know it's everything you ever wanted.


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#2

LazyMonkey

Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

Compass.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

If I don't have a compass I use cartographer. I know it's cheating but I don't want to lose my house x)
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

I make some lighthouses near to my homes.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

Picooz said:

If I don't have a compass I use cartographer. I know it's cheating but I don't want to lose my house x)
I don't cheat, but when this happened to me, I only had the game for like 3weeks and I didn't hav a compass.

It's hard waiting around for something that you know might never happen; but it's even harder to give up when you know it's everything you ever wanted.


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:36 PM

God damn thing  happened to me agian, sorry.

It's hard waiting around for something that you know might never happen; but it's even harder to give up when you know it's everything you ever wanted.


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:40 PM

Suicide

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

My world has very good landmarks, so I rarely get lost aboveground but on really long journeys I leave a trail of torches.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:43 PM

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Suicide
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:50 PM

Two options

1) Set up a mini base of ops and find myself some redstone to make a compus.
or
2) Start a new life out in the middle of nowhere.  It would sort of be a hardcore mode becuase if you died that would have been it.  Take on the thrill of not having a safety net if you died.

I'd probably go with option 2 becuase I play kind of a hermit building randomly all over the place with no regard to my spawn point.  And I'm plagued with an amazing sense of direction making it hard for me to get lost so when I do, I really embrace it.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:53 PM

1.When I'm in a mine, I guess which way my house is and make a staircase upwards.
2.When I'm traveling with no compass, I go into a mine to get materials for a compass.
Absolutely no failure...yet

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#12

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:54 PM

dig a tunnel straight down(Well, not straight, but 1×2, dig, step aside, dig, like this:
:)  []  []  :Water:
:Water:  []  []  :Water:
:Water:  :Notch:  []  :Water:
:Water:  :Water:  []  :Water:
:Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Notch:
When at the bedrock, I move in some directions to find redstone and iron. Then I make a compass, fill up the hole.

Short story: Compass.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

I was hoplessley lost quite soon after starting my first world. My computer could barely handle tiny fog at that time.
Eventually i found my way home after a few nights of stumbling around. Now when i put the fog on normal I can see my temporary base accross the recetly de-forested area!
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

I normally do 1 of the 3 following options;-

1. Get outside and build a dirt tower to the skylimit, then look for any landmarks or my pillar.

2. Use or make a compass, and then follow it back to my spawnpoint.

3. Suicide.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:58 PM

MinetenanceMan said:

dig a tunnel straight down
When at the bedrock, I move in some directions to find redstone and iron. Then I make a compass, fill up the hole.

Short story: Compass.
Either this, or you hit F3 and walk back to your origin.
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